2014 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 10

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Best Interior Renovations
Grand Award
GoDaddy
Sunnyvale, CA
Builder:
GCI General Contractors
Architect/Interiors:
DES Architects + Engineers
Judges Statement:
For the firm’s first full-fledged presence in Silicon Valley, the project team strived to create a unique, culture-inspired workplace — a vision that
went beyond the company’s standards and pushed their workplace design forward. However, a balance needed to be met between a scrappy, start-up feel and a more
conventional aesthetic that reflected the company’s established market position. The design team worked with leadership during face-to-face design charrettes to
coalesce behind a refined, industrial appearance.
Accented by colorful and outdoor-inspired materials, their new Silicon Valley outpost complements the company’s lively culture and mobile workforce. The free-flowing
space is connected by the racetrack-themed corridors — complete with push-pedal go-karts that circulate energy throughout the interior. Supporting the activity-based
spaces are task-driven furnishings — height-adjustable desks, movable seating pods, and a portable bar — that provide unlimited opportunities to suit their employees’
needs. Opportunities for recreation and down-time were carefully integrated for a seamless experience between work and play. With this animated and fluid environment,
the new workplace holistically supports their talented engineers in driving new technologies forward.
AWARD OF MERIT
SurveyMonkey
Palo Alto, CA
Builder:
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Developer:
SurveyMonkey
Architect:
TMDA
Citrix TI
Santa Clara, CA
Builder:
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Developer:
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Architect:
ArcTec, Inc.
Photographer: Lawrence Anderson Photography